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george w. bush did in 2004 in trying to define john kerry. they are doing it on certificate rides in a way we've not seen before with the amount of money and ground game behind it. they've made that choice. whether it works or not we have four months to see. it's totally different. megyn: why do they care about iowa's six electoral votes with all due respect. >> if he can put together the traditional republican states in this election the must win ohio and florida and thanks to karl rove plus one, one more, then mitt romney wins and iowa has got enough. megyn: you're seeing the numbers there is a piece out of the washington times from yesterday or today talking about how president obama is down with young voters, he's down with black voters, he's down with low-income white voters, he's down with post graduate white women and so all of these sort of, you know, erosions in his support are leading to a sense of concern about states that he did win handily the last time around. chris stirewalt thank you, sir. megyn: more for you now on why iowa matters so much for the president. his c
. but at this point in george w. bush's first term, even more jobs were lost. accurate or not, you'll see more ads like those, because the campaign, both of them, diane, are convinced their working. >> jon, great to have you reporting in tonight. >>> and coming up here, a living room explodes in flames. the fire extinguisher the only defense. we put some real families to the test and they failed. would you know what to do? [ mosquitoes buzzing ] ♪ [ female announcer ] repel mosquitoes without spraying your skin. try off! clip-on repellant. in minutes, its fan surrounds you, head to toe with effective odorless protection. whether it's at a game, enjoying family, or just relaxing, repel mosquitoes away without a spray. off! clip-on. keeps bugs off. sc johnson. a family company. my feet and exactly where i needed more support. i had tired, achy feet. until i got my number. my dr. scholl's custom fit orthotics number. now i'm a believer. you'll be a believer, too. learn where to find your number at [ slap! ] [ slap! slap! slap! slap! ] [ male announcer ] your favorite foods fighting y
w. bush in december 2008 the companies would not have been able to preserve chapter 11 reorganization. mr. wilson, mr. bloom, mr. feldman, is mr. rattner's assessment correct? do you agree that there simply were no other options available aside from complete liquidation on the path that was taken? we'll start with you, mr. bloom? >> it was our judgment, and i have no reason to question it, and it was based on extensive talking in the market and bliss our collective experience that if the government had not provided the debtor and that general motors would not have been able and would have had to liquidate. mr. feldman? >> i completely agree. we were in touch with the largest financial institutions in the world. they were simply not going to provide capital. we spoke to the largest private equity funds in the world and they were talking about needing nine months to do diligence to make a determination as to whether they'll make an investment. it was simply, the u.s. government unfortunately was a lender of last resort, but it was the only lender in my view. >> mr. wilson
will says who do you hold responsible for the trouble of the economy? 60% say george w. bush. >> kimberly: they believe obama. >> greg: this poll over whether things are worse off is misleading. if you are disgust by the idea of western exceptionalism, things worse off is seen as a success. as though america is fat kid that shed pounds of greatness. we're supposed to be injured. that's the point. you look perplexed. >> juan: i am perplexed. shock and awe, greg. [over talk ] >> kimberly: the president has to transform the country since 2009 inauguration. >> eric: i said the republicans -- this is a republican talk point. >> kimberly: we shall see. democratic congressman calling for school to be more like islamic school. this is our anniversary week. the fox turns one. we kick off the celebration this morning on fox and friends. we will continue this tonight. don't make a move. stay tuned. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> eric: welcome back, everybody. first he accused the tea party of wanting "blacks hanging on a tree." now a democratic congressman andre carson thinks all public school should be
on taxation seems to be politically unique. we've had wealthy republican presidents before george h.w. bush, wealthy family, but their personal wealth was never perceived to be part of their actual governing decisions. bush had republican philosophy about taxation. you saw very rich democrats who actually had a nonself-interested tax policies. the fact that these policies are all to romney's only self-interest is the peculiar part of the politics. >> i think it's that. i don't think it's his wealth that's the problem. i think it's the fact that he's paying a lower income tax rate than the lowest marginal income tax rate. he has all these offshore accounts, swiss bank accounts, cayman islands and bahamas and there's a terrible contrast he has with his father who was exactly the opposite. who was the model of transparency releasing 12 years of income taxes saying that it would be -- it could be a fluke if you only released one year. paul krugman was writing today that at the time they were reporting george romney was going out of his way to not take advantage of the loopholes in the tax syste
would simply say this to you, i wouldn't agree with hardly anything he did. but george w. bush was my president. ronald reagan was my president. i'm just saddened by the fact that we somehow reached point in this country for whatever reason, we don't have one president that represents all of us. we should get beyond all off that rhetoric and beyond this bill and talk about what really matters in this country which is jobs as you said. >> being amazed how much foxx and i have in common. i think the thing that bothers me about what she said is this notion of freedom. in other words, my idea is freedom of speech, freedom of religion. it's not the freedom to have healthcare. the problem i look at it from a responsibility point of view which is what the republicans often talk about. monday, it's not fair if you will, that people not take care responsibility for their own lives. why should so. of us be paying these large premiums and bills for people who don't decide to have health insurance? i also think that the other thing you said that i don't agree with, there are a lot of people out
'll see how far that goes cht it. it's not like the enthusiasm for george w. bush. >>> stay with us. the day's top lines are coming up. chances are, you're not me of money, so don't overpay for motorcycle insurance. geico, see how much you could save. >>> clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right. here are today's top lines. >> if i were to loan you this to display here at the white house -- >> this will never go up in the white house. >> oh, it looks good on you though. >> my speculation about who mitt romney will choose as running mate, so it's fair to ask. >> that's a clown question, bro. >> a guy named joe biden. >> america runs on dunkin'. >> about dogs on top of cars, bain capital, bank account in the caymans. >> is it your belief that it's unpatriotic for someone to have a swiss bank account? >> if you are running for president is that the american people know and that you're an open book. >> should he release the tax returns? >> i would. >> that's been true of every presidential candidating back to mr. romney's father. >> i've had to face some hard truths tonight, billy.
george h.w. bush was president, when bill clinton was president, when george w. bush was president, and then look what it is. what is so different about this president that his judicial nominees are treated so differently than all the presidents before him, republicans or democrats alike? it shows the nominees had to wait before the senate, skyrocketed why 18 days for president bush's nominees to 132 days for president obama's. those interested in a tennessee nominee will remember how hard we had to work for almost ten months even though we had the strong support of senator alexander and senator corker to get senators to consider the nomination of a judge to the sixth circuit. republican senators tried to take credit for the senate having reached what they regard as their quota for circuit nominations this year, that they should remember the senate would not even have had an up-or-down vote on three of the five of them without the majority leader first having to file for cloture to overcome republican blocks. the senate has yet to vote on a single circuit court nominee nominated by
for bush were my favorite anti-george w. bush satirical idea all through the bush years. they were the sa tire troupe that would show up to bush campaign events or fund-raisers or sometimes march through the streets professing to be billionaires in favor of president bush and his policy. for more war, for more wars. they would dress up in tuxedos and top hats and evening gowns and carry signs that said things like taxes are not for everyone. thank you for paying our fair shea. widen the income gap. for more barpz privatize everything. look at that in the back. corporations are people, too. this was preromney saying that. billionaires for bush was sort of genius. they did survive into the obama era when they became the anti-health reform group billionaires for wealth care. they dressed up in top hats and tails and occasionally as health care industry ceos to oppose health reform with signs like if we ain't broke, don't fix it. and let them eat advil. fight socialism, end medicare now. usually these guys announce their presence. they will put out a press release. billionaires for thing some
said they had already decided. >> that also happened in 2004 with george w. bush. the difference between bush and obama is that bush was at 50% or a little above in the polls and president obama is at 47% in the polls. you see those numbers again. 92% say, i'm not going to change my mind. >> 79% definitely decided. gloria borger, thank you. >>> a lot more news developing this hour. roll it. >>> it's known as the most gruelling training program for marines. 86 days, no mercy in the school just opened its doors to women. i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. >>> the u.s. spent millions in a hospital in afghanistan. but as i speak, congress is demanding answers about the horrible conditions there. >>> one of the world's biggest banks under fire for bad behavior. the new questions surfaced about what the new york fed knew and when. >>> look at this. cue live in 300 square feet? welcome to gotham. and cheddar bay biscuits then choose one of 7 entrees plus dessert! four perfect courses, just $14.99. come into red lobster and sea food differently. ♪ lord, you got no reason ♪ you got
doubled its effort to allow the george w. bush era tax cuts to expire for the wealthiest americans. a policy that should be an easy sell to the remaining 98% of americans. but where he needs to be fiery and passionate, he stood in a business suit behind a lectern in the executive mansion making a presentation that was almost apologetic. >> yeah, i'm not sure i really agree with that. i think the timing on this first, if you want to talk the raw campaign politics, the timing on this makes a lot of sense because we're having all this discussion about mitt romney's finances, mitt romney's effective tax rate, mitt romney's offshore holdings. this is a great time to introduce something like this subject. but what this really is, this is setting the stakes for this election because obviously, anything that obama tries to do right now, obviously anything the house republicans try to do right now in the bush tax cut, it doesn't matter. what matters is what happens in december, in the lame duck session. after this election. this is really setting the terms starkly. what obama will come up a
during the administrations of george w. bush and ronald reagan. he's now a senior advisor at the center for strategic and international studies. gentlemen, thank you both for being with us. john mearsheimer, i'm going to start with you. this did start with the article in foreign affairs magazine. you don't go as far as that author does in arguing that a nuclear-armed iran would be a net positive. but you do agree with him that it would bring stability to the region. why? >> i think there's no question that a nuclear-armed iran would bring stability to the region because nuclear weapons are weapons of peace. they're weapons of deterrence. they have hardly any offensive capability at all. and if iran had a nuclear deterrent, there's no way that the united states or israel, for that matter, would be threatening to attack iran now. in the same way that if saddam had had nuclear weapons in 2003, the united states would not have invaded iraq. anif libya h nuclear weapons in 2011, the united states would not have gone to war against libya. so i think that if you had a middle east where other s
in grand junction, colorado. george w. bush hasn't been on a national ballot in eight years but his tax cuts are front and center. the president opens up a new attack against mitt romney trying to drive a wedge between the middle class tax cuts and tax breaks for the rich. >> it's time to let the tax cuts for the wealthiest americans, folks like myself, to expire. >> the white house vowed that the president will veto any legislation that includes tax cut extensions for the wealthy. it's a promise though the president has made before during his first campaign for president. >> let's roll back the bush tax cuts that went to the wealthiest americans. >> and again in 2010. >> how do you get up here and talk about how you care so deeply about the deficit and yet you want to perpetuate a tax cut that costs $700 billion. with a b. >> four months later he signed the extension of all the tax cuts. now, all of this is about trying to put romney on the defensive and actually highlight romney's own personal wealth. and the president is trying again. >> let's not hold the vast majority of americans
the prosperity of the '90s. they are people whose main experiences were in the last decade under george w. bush, during the financial crisis, during the iraq war. >> and you write of them, you know, you say that there was a lot of emphasis on -- they were idealistic. all of these people are very idealistic. a lot of emphasis on diplomacy rather than more of the hawkish tactics of the administration that preceded them. and you said this about them. you said the obamians tended to know less about the nuances and subtleties of the issues and less concerned about the practical details of governance. they were, however, more adept at providing a determined opposition to the republicans and much better at figures out what to say in the public about foreign policy. tell me how that maybe has evolved for them over the past few years. >> right. it's interesting, because those -- i wrote those words about them during -- as they were in 2008, they were more politically attuned, i think, than not just the mccain forces but also hillary clinton's team. and as it's evolved, they are still intensely political
same tax cuts that were a big part of the presidential race 12 years ago when george w. bush ran for the first time against a sitting vice president, al gore. back in the good old days of the year 2000 race the u.s. treasury was bringing in an annual surplus, revenues, mostly taxes were about 2 trillion bucks. uncle sam was spending 1.8 trillion leaving $2 trillion left over. governor bush was calling for tax cuts to give the surplus back to the american people. vice presidental gore said he wanted to keep the money in a lockbox to pay for entitlements in the future. as you know george w. bush won that election and the argument. he signed into law the tax cuts that now bear his name in 2001 creating six tax brackets with a top marginal rate of 35%. they didn't provide relief only to the rich. the lowest tax bracket dropped from 15% to 10%. just three months later the deadliest attack ever on u.s. soil sent the nation's economy reeling. wall street shut down, financial markets in a tailspin. president bush called for another round of tax cuts to jump start the economy. in 2003 pre
those. try this. go back in time, what do you get in 2004? george w. bush won both of those states. go back to the year 2000 they were split. al gore winning in iowa, george bush winning in colorado. classic swing states. why are the candidates spending so much time there? one of the reasons they are not only toss up states, they are about as close as you can come. in the latest colorado poll about two months old we'd like to see more recent data. but look at that. a lot of money going into these states. look a this right now, yes, governor romney has been raising more money as of late, but tv ads spending just in the last month in colorado almost $500,000 advantage. $2.1 million for the president, $1.6 million spent just by the campaigns in the state of colorado both campaigns now beginning to invest in resources. 26 offices, that's a lot for the democrats and obama. four statewide for the romney campaign. that's the state of colorado. move these out of the way. come back to the state of iowa, wolf. when you bring up that state, again, you see something quite similar. the latest poll
fundraisers so far this year, compared to 36 for george w. bush at this time in his 2004 re-election campaign. the president has even made tucked rai fundraising calls. he outspent john mccain 3-1. buoyed by enthusiasm from small donors as well as wall street and hollywood. but this year, wall street is far less generous and the small donors far less excited. mitt romney has had no trouble raising money from wealthy supporters. this past weekend at a dinner in the hamptons with the price of admission $75,000 a couple. the president is also warning about money from outside groups, who can raise unlimited amounts, where the gop has the financial advantage. >> the other side is spending more money than we have ever seen before. you have billionaires writing $10 million checks. yeah. they just are spending money like nobody's business. >> reporter: the one place so far in this campaign where obama campaign officials think that they have a head start is in eight key swing states, where so far they have spent $40 million in advertising compared to romney's $13 million. and campaign officials think
, but at this point in george w. bush's first term even more jobs were lost. accurate or not you will see more and more ad like those because the campaigns both of them are convinced they're working. jonathan carl, abc news, washington. >>> we had this discussion, too, people hate to see the negative ads. get bombarded in the swing states. you see them because they work and are effective here. a tough stat, 63% think the country headed in the wrong direction. the president taking a big hit in the poll, health care, immigration. two issues, the supreme court ruled on. amazingly despite all that, still a dead heat. >> i know. and i think what's significant to me at least you have these campaign ad and some of the allegations are not true. they're false. what about the fact checking. isn't that irresponsible? >> it is. but, people -- that's why it is important for the media and, politico, hold on, do the fact checks. pay attention to those reports more than the ad themselves. that's where you will get -- no matter what side you are on, some of the truth, the real truth really comes
be in a heap of trouble. it's apples and oranges to compare what's happening under george w.h. bush and now. >> there's a tax question and a trust question. >> but it's not. >> i acknowledge that governor romney has not exploited that to its fullest. but it may be coming. doesn't ka del have a point? >> come on now. the american people are smarter than what you're saying. there's a difference in saying i'm not going to raise taxes and raise taxes. and saying i'm not going to raise taxes and have the supreme court come out and make an analysis of the very same thing. >> look, president obama and the democrats who passed obl bamacare to begin with. there's a reason why they invested the internal revenue service. there are 21 additional taxes going to be born by the bulk of them for the middle class. so look, middle class americans know that despite all of obama's rhetoric about protecting the middle class, every single thing he's done economically has been designed to gut the middle class and turn them to dependents on federal government. >> how does extending the bush tax cuts -- >> he says
of the united states as "your president." i do not agree with hardly anything he did, but george w. bush was my president. ronald reagan was my president. i disagree with him most of the time, but george h. w. bush was my president. i am saddened by the fact that we have reached the point where we do not -- where we have one president who does not represent all of us. we should get beyond the rhetoric and talk about what really matters in this country, which is jobs. >> being amazed at how much congressman fox and i have in common. i have been reading "1984" rather recently. what bothers me about what she said is this notion of speed -- of freedom. i think of freedom of speech, not freedom to not have health care. it is not fair that people not take responsibility for their own lives. why should so many of us be paying these large premiums for people who do not decide to have health care? i also think that the other thing you said is that there are a lot of people out there that want health insurance, millions , and cannot get it because they cannot afford it. and a lot of others who are underi
has a town hall in grand junction, colorado. george w. bush hasn't been on a national ballot in eight years but his tax cuts are front and center. the president opens up a new attack against mitt romney trying to drive a wedge between the middle class tax cuts and tax breaks for the rich. >> it's time to let the tax cuts for the wealthiest
election came along and then texas governor george w. bush going up against al gore said, quote, my opponent believes the government owns the surplus. i believe the surplus is the people's money and we ought to handsome of it back, end quote. and hand it back, newly elected bush eventually did. he was able to pass two tax cuts. in 2001 and 2003. there were more of them in 2006. they did it flew a process called reconciliation. that's the same process used to pass health care reform. now, the tax cuts first expiration date was back in 2010. the cuts were then extended for another two years after vice president biden and senator mitch mcconnell brokered a deal. that brings us to the president's new call to extend those rates, but only for people making less than $250,000. a lot of claims are being thrown back and forth. we wanted to break down fact and fiction. let's listen first to what the president had to say yesterday. >> what's holding us back from meeting these challenges. it's not a lack of plans. it's not a lack of ideas. is it a stalemate in this town, in washington, between
a tax break under george w. bush. and where did the jobs go? eight million jobs lost. doesn't work. under president clinton 22 million new jobs created. president obama just wants to put the tax rate -- top tax rate back to where it was under bill clinton, the best period of economic growth in modern american history. john's calling from lake city, tennessee. hey, john, what do you say? good morning. >> bill: john, are you there? hey, john, wake up. let's go out to -- get your chance john. you can't be asleep at the switch dude. barbara is calling from chicago. what do you say barbara? >> caller: good morning, how you doing? don't cut me off. >> bill: i wouldn't think of cutting you off. >> caller: president obama was right. for giving the middle class a tax break. we're the ones that go out in this country and buy stoves, reic from raters and cars in homes. what about them three democrats pelosi mendez and chuck as usual, can't be on the same page. wow. and then when you give tax breaks to people l
that when obama took office there was a trend line because of george w. bush. so he can't have it both ways. and it just -- so i think you -- the obama campaign is caught romney talking out of both sides of his mouth again. and his campaign talking out of both sides of his mouth, and it's effective. and not only is mitt romney different from you and i because of his gawealth, but he is a different sort of character who is uncaring about the middle class and giving morning some sort of safety net, and i think that resinates. >> absolutely. i'm curious whether you think he is going to be able to get away with not releasing his tax returns. mitt romney says he know nothing about his off-shore investments. >> that's a blind trust. >> really blind. >> maybe because he hasn't bought one of those islands in the bahamas yet. >> i think people felt like for the of the spring fine but there does come a point where there is a tipping point. and i think we have reached it. and i think we saw this great column the other day comparing mitt romney with his father and didn't take a
to 36 for george w. bush at this time in his 2004 re-election campaign. the president has even made fund-raising calls to big donors from air force one. in 2008 mr. obama out-spent john mccain by roughly 3-1. buoyed by the enthusiasm of small donors as well as big money from wall street and hollywood. but this year, wall street is far less generous and the small donors far less excited. mitt romney has had no trouble raising money from wealthy supporters. this past weekend at estates in the hamptons where the price of admission was $75,000 a couple. the president is also warning supporters about the money from outside groups who can raise unlimited amounts, where the gop has the advantage. >> the other side's spending more money than ever before. you've got billionaires just writing $10 million checks. yeah, they just -- they're spending money like nobody's business. >> reporter: well, the one place where the president so far has a head start is in the eight key swing states where his campaign has spent $40 million in advertising to date. compared to romney who's
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